- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill (September 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823053261
- ISBN-13: 978-0823053261
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,265,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Textile Design: The Complete Guide to Printed Textiles for Apparel and Home Furnishings Paperback – September 1, 1997
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The book starts with a brief history and information on the business of textile design. Next it covers tools and supplies as well as where to find reference materials. Over twenty design styles are then explored including floral, patchwork, damask, conversational, chintz, landscape, geometric, ethnic and art deco to name a few.
Methods of design and layout follow. There are no projects, but rather step-by-step guidelines to creating any pattern, including types such as all-over, free-flowing, border, landscape and stripe. Working with color is also discussed. This includes using a color chart, mixing and matching colors, making colored grounds and painting a blotch. Then in preparation for printing you are shown how to put almost any type of design in repeat.
The basics of several design techniques are covered as well. Some include batik, bleaching, flower shading, spattering, India ink woodblock, and photocopy techniques.
The book wraps up with a discussion of the role of computers in textile design and an explanation of the printing process. This is a nice cross between an art book and a textbook with great color photo examples throughout and sound technical instruction.
For fashion and interior designers, artists, and students, here is the most comprehensive guide to the most enduring and functional of the decorative arts. A textile design begins on paper and ends printed on cloth. Every step in that process is covered in this volume: choosing and using art supplies; adapting a design to a repeat pattern; painting separate colorways; creating shading, stippling, batik, and other textural effects. Printing methods, helpful career tips, and a sumptuous array of traditional and contemporary textile designs are included.